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Sacred Writing Series: “Writing” the Face of God?

March 7 @ 12:30 pm 2:00 pm

Father Silouan Justiniano, MFA
Monastery of St. Dionysios the Areopagite (ROCOR), St. James, N.Y

Originally from Puerto Rico, Fr. Silouan Justiniano is a priest-monk, icon painter, and writer. He obtained a BFA from the School of Visual Arts (N.Y.) and an MFA in painting from Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Fr. Silouan’s formative years as a painter began with graffiti. He has also experimented with various styles of figuration and abstraction. He transitioned from contemporary art to icon painting once he embarked on the monastic life. His icons entail the synthesis of multiple styles, both within and outside the confines of the Byzantine tradition, including a dialogical approach towards modern painting. 

Fr. Silouan’s articles have appeared in various publications in the US and abroad, including AnalogiaZhivopisThe Gifts AlmanacSacred Web: A Journal of Tradition and Modernity, and Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination. He is also an editor and contributor to the Orthodox Arts Journal. He has received grants and awards from the Catholic Art Institute and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. 

Each event in the Sacred Writing Series is free and open to the public.